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Old 10-23-2002, 12:12 AM   #22
chadsieger
Dojo: Minh Sensei
Location: Allentown, PA
Join Date: May 2002
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My first "sensei" encouraged learning the weapons early and often. Of course he wouldn't teach you anything unless you paid for those classes which were convienlenty separate.

That was a long time ago. My opinion regarding weapons training is: Train early, often, and continuously with both the bokken and jo. They will in-effect teach you many aspects of aikido. If also you practice jo dori and bokken dori, you've pretty much got a complete package (except ukemi ) . Not bad for two wooden sticks.

Peace

Sieger

Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is exactly the place to train-
M. Ueshiba
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